The FTSE opened at 6536.5p this morning after falling 30.9 points, or 0.47%, in early trading.
The morning’s biggest climber was Ent. Inns, which opened at 684.5p after increasing by 10.5 points, or 1.56%.
Barratt Developments followed at 1016.00p, rising 11 points, or 1.09% while Tate & Lyle climbed six points, or 1.07%, reaching 565.5p. Imperial Chemical Industries increased by six points, or 0.96%, opening at 630.5p and Persimmon rose 11 points, or 0.91%, opening at 1214.00p.
Kazakhmys was the morning’s biggest loser, dropping 27 points, or 2.11%, plummeting to 1255.00p. Antofagasta followed, falling 12.5 points, or 2.02%, to 606.00p and Schroders fell by 24 points, or 1.8%, to 1306.00p.
Last night the Dow Jones also fell, dropping 185.58 points, or 1.37%, to 13360.26p.
The day’s winner was Du Pont, which reached 52.3p, after rising 0.05 points, or 0.10%. Intel fell 0.59 points, or 2.43%, closing at 23.7p.
Microsoft dropped 0.73 points, or 2.42%, closing at 29.49p and J.P. Morgan Chase fell 1.12 points, or 2.25%, to 48.72
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